Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. has purchased nine acres and a 15 000-ft2 facility, which it will expand by 50 000-ft2, to significantly bolster its growing operation.
The property is located adjacent to Superior’s present complex in Warren, which houses its headquarters and manufacturing plant of 106 000-ft2, an auxiliary 750-ft2 office used for engineering and advertising personnel, and a 4000-ft2 auxiliary site used for assembly.
It will take up to a year for the designer and manufacturer of solid polyurethane and rubber industrial wear products to complete the addition to the new facility, president and ceo Hank LeMeur Jr said.
“Our move will take place in stages over the next 12 to 18 months,” he said. “Our current facilities will continue to be used at capacity.” Plans are also in place to add another 50 000-ft2 to the acquired plant in 2013 or later, if the company’s growth, which has been steady for several years, demands, LeMeur said.
Development laboratories will occupy part of the existing 15 000-ft2 building, along with sales, engineering and technical service staff.
Superior will move production from the firm’s present production complex to the new facility.
LeMeur said the company has made major purchases of urethane mixing equipment for three production lines, and acquired five CNC metal-working machines, “probably at prices we will never see again in our lifetime.” He said the firm will rearrange work…